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Camping on the Battenkill

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Here at the campground the most frequently asked question is “What is the Battenkill?” The Battenkill is the name of the trout stream on which the campground is located. Batten means luxurious living, and Kill is the Dutch word for river.

Within the 35 acres of the campground there are 48 sites in hardwoods, 37 in a partially wooded area, and 18 in our meadow. Our generously spaced graveled sites are suited to tent camping as well as RV camping. You can choose from a basic site with no hook ups, electric and water sites, or a site with complete hook ups. Some sites, located on the river, are considered prime sites and are booked quickly for the summer months for week long stays. Group camping is limited to the months of May, June and September. No motor cycles, mini bikes or mopeds are allowed beyond the office.

FACILITIES
Our two centrally located comfort stations feature flush toilets, sinks and hot showers. Other services available at the campground are a dumping station, firewood, propane, ice, and fishing licenses.

RECREATION
The Battenkill is known as one of the best trout streams in the East. The challenge is in landing the native trout that reside in the stream. Swimming in the campground is done at the natural swimming hole in the Battenkill where the water is clear and refreshing. For little children who need a quiet area for swimming, there is supervised swimming in the local recreational park, located 1000 feet from the campground. Many campers enjoy bringing their own tubes or canoes and floating down the river. Children and adults alike enjoy our open field for playing ball games, swinging on the swings, or digging in the sand pile.Shopping is also a favorite pass time in the area. From the Candle Mill Village and antique shops in Arlington, to the outlet stores in Manchester, there is something for everyone when it comes to shopping.



Phone: 802-375-6663

Other Phone: 800-830-6663

Fax: 802-375-2920

Latitude/Longitude: 43.083751 , -73.146204

Camping Season: mid April- mid October


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Directions

ΒΌ mile north of Arlington Village on US Rt. 7A.


Reservation Info

The best way to make a reservation is to phone the office between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. From April to June and September to October a 2 night minimum is required. During the months of July and August a 4 night minimum is required to book through a weekend. If you call during the week we will let you know what we have available for the weekend. Prime sites on the river are only reserved for a week at a time during July and August. Specific sites may be requested but if the site is not available we will assign a site which nearest meets your request. First day's fee is required as a deposit. Two Camping Units may occupy one site if they wish, but will be charged as if they each has a site. A Camping Unit is one Tent, Van or Trailer. Two Families occupying a site will be charged as two Units. There is a 2 car limit per site; parking for additional vehicles is available.


Pet Policy

Pets on leash with proof of rabies vaccination.



Weather

Fog
Saturday 01/21/2017 20%
Fog
Low clouds and fog. High near 45F. Winds light and variable.
Rain
Sunday 01/22/2017 30%
Rain
Cloudy with drizzle likely. High 47F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow
Monday 01/23/2017 80%
Snow
Windy with showers during the morning changing to rain and snow in the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds E at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of precip 80%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Snow
Tuesday 01/24/2017 70%
Snow
Rain showers in the morning with precipitation turning to a mixture of rain and snow in the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 70%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 01/25/2017 40%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. High 42F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.


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August 2, 2011

This campground is ideally located to many interesting cultural and historical sites. Unfortunately, what the campground calls a "comfort station" offers little comfort at all.
From the cracked and rusting mirrors, to the toilets with minuscule curtains for privacy, the facilities are in terrible shape. Even my boyfriend complained that he found spiders in the shower and felt dirtier after his shower. It is also hard for me to believe that I need to carry soap with me every time I wish to wash my hands.

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